Your tooth may have experienced severe decay or even trauma that led to the need for a root canal. Now, the issue has been solved, and a dental crown is resting securely on your treated tooth. Your new porcelain crown looks, feels and acts like your natural tooth: Feel free to go ahead and treat it like your original tooth, as it doesn’t necessarily require special care
Crowns are both easy to place and easy to maintain, thanks to modern dental technology. With advancements in technology such as CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics), your dentist is able to design and create your customized crown. Then, the crown will be permanently cemented to the tooth in just one sitting. [pullquote]Crowns are ideal for restoring teeth that have been badly damaged due to tooth decay, cracks or breaks.[/pullquote]
A special camera is first used to take a photo of the tooth that will be crowned. Next, your dentist can simply view the image of the crown on a computer and manipulate the detailed image in order to design your new tooth-shaped cap. Your crown will be fabricated based on this design while you wait in the dental office. You’ll have a new permanent restoration in a single hour.
When you go home, you can treat your crown as though it were your natural tooth. Simply flossing and brushing with toothpaste will help to keep crowns clean and the gums around the crowns healthy, thus preventing gum disease. Your dentist will show you how to correctly floss around your new crown. Also, you don’t need to worry about adhering to special diet restrictions, but you should be careful about chewing extremely sticky foods, such as caramels, which can accidentally dislodge your crown.
Crowns are ideal for restoring teeth that have been badly damaged due to tooth decay, cracks or breaks. They also can be placed on top of a tooth that has received root canal treatment or be used as the final restoration for a dental implant. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can conveniently restore your teeth and your smile with a dental crown. With regular care, a dental crown will keep you eating comfortably and smiling brightly for years to come.